NTSB Identification: CHI86LA085.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30567.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, February 08, 1986 in MILWAUKEE, WI
Aircraft: CESSNA 401B, registration: N777CS
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WHILE TAXIING TO PARK, THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED.INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE LEFT HAND GEAR SUPPORT HAD TORN FROM THE WING RIB TO WHICH IT WAS BOLTED. ON THE FAA MALFUNCTION OR DEFECT REPORT SUBMITTED BY THE OPERATOR, COMPANY OFFICIALS STATED THAT IT APPEARED THAT THE GEAR HAD A HEAVY SIDE LOAD PLACED UPON IT AT SOME UNKNOWN TIME. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE LANDING PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT WAS NORMAL.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

WING,WING RIB..UNDETERMINED

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

LANDING GEAR,GEAR LOCKING MECHANISM..DISCONNECTED

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